In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Big Kids, Big Fun

It's really nice that Gabriel and Alei are such good friends; they are having a really good time on the road together. Gabriel already asked if she could fly out in June and drive home with him; I have no issue with that (as long as she gets a job to pay for the ticket.) Their fun of the day today was to hit Franklin, TN, near Nashville to check out the Christian music artists home-town. They did spot Steven Curtis Chapman with his wife and daughter. They also rolled up to the supposed home address of Toby Mac and shot some pictures. I think Toby may remember Gabriel, since he has year to year at Creation Festival, but it still may have caught him off guard to have him appear in his drive-way. They remind me of that old I Love Lucy when Lucy goes on the Hollywood home tour and ends up jumping a fence and hiding in the one guys house. Ok, it's not near that bad, since Gabriel and Alei aren't breaking any entering laws.

I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, because I'd love to be on their today adventure. My today adventure has been cleaning a kitchen, two bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming and laundry. Oh, to be young and carefree again............


  1. I confess: I LOVE I love Lucy. :0)

  2. I just couldn't put two and two together...so thank you so much for connecting the dots. I was so excited to meet your kids Sunday that I hugged your daughter {can't remember if I hugged Gabe} but anyway, she was very sweet!

    Last night we went to the dinner welcoming the interns and so I saw him for a minute then. I asked him how he liked Durango so far...he said it was better than he had thought, just wasn't sure about the air! It does take some getting used to living at this altitude....we assured him he will get used to it!!

    I will keep an eye out for him...and thank you for trusting us with your precious treasure! BTW, the couple who are hosting him are in the midst of a sibling group adoption and are just the sweetest two...